Photoshop thinks there is only brown ink in Europe?
March 26, 2012 5:47 PM Subscribe
Euroscale vs Eurostandard CMYK in Photoshop?
posted by polywomp to computers & internet (3 answers total)
Whenever I have provided CMYK files previously, I have just used the stand US Web Coated (SWOP) profile, and haven't had any major issues. This is my first time experiencing the joy of converting to CMYK for European printing. For this illustration, the client requested "CMYK 'Eurostandard (coated)' with a maximum saturation of black 300%"
I can choose Euroscale from the defaults, and it looks fine when converted, similar to the default. I can also choose to convert to a custom profile and select "Eurostandard (coated)." This produces an image that is almost sepia toned (on my screen at least), and I can't increase the color saturation after conversion to anything even remotely approaching acceptable. I am prepared to leave it like this if it supposed to print darker, and more saturated, but having no experience with European printing, I have no idea if this is the case.
The black Ink limit, in the same dialog, can't be set more than 100%, so are the instructions partly incorrect, which casts doubt on their request for Eurostandard over Euroscale?
Am I...missing something here?